August at the Arboretum

photo by Joanne Murphy

photo by Joanne Murphy

What is there to see and do at Adkins Arboretum in August?

I am so glad you asked! Last week we saw four adult turkeys walking their young along the meadow and a doe and a fawn mid-day. This morning I spotted a great blue heron in the wetland. This afternoon, Master Naturalist and photographer Ann Rohlfing spotted the larva of the American dagger moth. There are plenty of dragonflies, lizards, and hummingbirds to see. Visitors have reported indigo buntings, goldfinch, and bluebirds, and they have reported snakes basking in the sun on the trails.

photo by Kellen McCluskey

photo by Kellen McCluskey

Did you know it’s about ten degrees cooler walking under the tree canopy in the woods? For kids, the Funshine Garden is waiting to be watered and weeded. Everyone is welcome to help and get their hands dirty!

photo by Kellen McCluskey

photo by Kellen McCluskey

by Robyn Affron
Master Naturalist

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